A team is defined by its team members’ commitment to achieve a common goal. For team members to feel committed to this mutual goal ensuring that team dynamics are positive will play a vital role in their performance. Having the necessary knowledge and – where sports teams are concerned – also the physical fitness – will significantly contribute to a team’s success. However, if relationships amongst team members are not aligned, the team’s ability to perform will be impaired. The team cannot achieve its full potential. Establishing and maintaining good quality relationships amongst team members requires open and clear communication. This helps to resolve any ill feelings or misunderstandings that could become entrenched if not addressed.
Effective communication is based on good assertiveness skills which on the other hand requires good self-confidence. It helps team members to address possible issues with other team members in a calm and focussed manner. The team can then work as a cohesive unit as every team member feels valued and accepted.
This 3-hour workshop works well for commercial as well as sports teams. Through a combination of psychological education and a range of interactive exercises participants will be able to:
- explore what it means to be self-confident
- acknowledge their strengths
- learn what assertiveness is
- explore issues they may be experiencing within their teams
- identify what is stopping them from being assertive
- practise assertive skills by role-playing real-life scenarios in a guided environment
- practise a Mindfulness relaxation exercise